|Publication number||US7009794 B2|
|Application number||US 10/955,874|
|Publication date||Mar 7, 2006|
|Filing date||Sep 30, 2004|
|Priority date||Oct 2, 2003|
|Also published as||US20050073765|
|Publication number||10955874, 955874, US 7009794 B2, US 7009794B2, US-B2-7009794, US7009794 B2, US7009794B2|
|Original Assignee||Sony Corporation|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (9), Referenced by (3), Classifications (11), Legal Events (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present application claims priority to Japanese Patent Application JP2003-343977, filed in the Japanese Patent Office Oct. 2, 2003, and Japanese Patent Application JP2004-264280, filed in the Japanese Patent Office Sep. 10, 2004; the entire contents of which are incorporated herein by reference.
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to a magnetic recording and reproducing device for recording data on a magnetic tape having an anisotropic property by a helical recording system.
2. Description of the Related Art
In a magnetic recording and reproducing device using a magnetic tape, in order to achieve a high density recording operation, a helical recording system is employed that data is obliquely recorded with respect to the longitudinal direction of the tape by a magnetic head attached to a rotary drum.
In this helical recording system, a guard band between adjacent tracks is eliminated to enhance a recording track density. However, a cross-talk that the head picks up a signal on the adjacent track upon reproducing data is undesirably generated.
Thus, to cancel the deterioration of reproduction due to the cross-talk, an azimuth recording system is employed. In the azimuth recording system, data is recorded by using a rotary head (a double azimuth head) having two magnetic heads attached whose azimuth angles (angles of magnetic gaps) have opposite symbols to each other such as +5 to 20° and −5 to 20° (as for the symbols of the angles, a counterclockwise case relative to a reference line is referred to as + and a clockwise case is referred to as −, hereinafter) so that the two heads alternately scan the tape and the azimuth angles of adjacent tracks are different from each other.
As an example of a magnetic recording medium related to the present invention, a magnetic recording medium disclosed in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. hei 5-36061 is proposed.
In the above-described azimuth recording system, the cross-talk of the adjacent tracks can be reduced. However, in an obliquely evaporated tape, an optimum point peak of an electromagnetic conversion property is present in the moving direction of the tape. An azimuth is set so that a great transfer loss is undesirably generated in an electromagnetic conversion in one magnetic head. Accordingly, for instance, as shown in
A magnetic recording and reproducing system which has been usually used has not good efficiency under its recording density, but meets only the improvement of the performance of a media head. However, a magnetic recording and reproducing device in which the recording density is improved, a track pitch is not larger than 5 μm and the shortest recording wavelength is not larger than 0.3 μm cannot undesirably cover the deterioration of the efficiency only by the countermeasure of a head whose recording and reproducing efficiency is improved by using a thin film type head for any of recording and reproducing heads and media whose property meets the thin film type head.
Therefore, there is a large level difference between the RF outputs of the 1 ch head and the 2 ch head, which has a great unbalance.
The present invention is proposed by taking the above-described problems into consideration and it is an object of the present invention to reduce an output difference between two magnetic heads while the loss of electromagnetic conversion is reduced in a magnetic recording and reproducing device in which a evaporated tape is used, an azimuth recording is carried out, a track pitch is not larger than 5 μm and the shortest recording wavelength is not larger than 0.3 μm.
In order to achieve the above-described object, a magnetic recording and reproducing device according to the present invention comprises: a thin film type head for any of recording and reproducing heads forming a first magnetic head and a second magnetic head and an obliquely evaporated magnetic tape on which an azimuth recording is carried out with a track pitch of not larger than 5 μm and the shortest recording wavelength of not larger than 0.3 μm. An angle formed by the head azimuth direction of each of the first and second magnetic heads and the longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape is set to an angle at which an output difference between a reproducing signal of a track recorded by the first magnetic head and a reproducing signal of a track recorded by the second magnetic head is located within three decibels.
The head azimuth angle of each of the first and second magnetic heads is set to an angle located within a range of ±5 to 30° with respect to a cross line intersecting perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape.
A difference between the absolute value of the angle of the head azimuth of the first magnetic head relative to the cross line and the absolute value of the angle of the head azimuth of the second magnetic head relative to the cross line is set to an angle located within 10°.
Accordingly, in the helical scanning drive type magnetic recording and reproducing device using the obliquely evaporated tape, while the loss of electromagnetic conversion between channels is reduced, the balance of outputs between a first channel and a second channel can be obtained. Thus, a recording density is more improved and the margin of an RF output can be obtained.
Now, an embodiment of the present invention will be described below in detail by referring to the drawings. It is to be understood that the present invention is not limited to the embodiment. A magnetic recording and reproducing device according to this embodiment is applied to a magnetic recording and reproducing device comprising a thin film type head for any of recording and reproducing heads forming a first magnetic head and a second magnetic head and an obliquely evaporated magnetic tape on which an azimuth recording is carried out with a track pitch of not larger than 5 μm and the shortest recording wavelength of not larger than 0.3 μm.
The obliquely evaporated magnetic tape is most suitable for improving a high recording density. However, as shown in
In the helical scanning tape drive system, the scanning and moving direction of the head is inclined with respect to the longitudinal direction of the tape as shown in
In order to solve this problem, according to the present invention, the center of the direction of the azimuth of the head is set not to the scanning and moving direction of the head, but to the longitudinal direction (the direction of the optimum point peak of the electromagnetic conversion property) of the tape as shown in
Accordingly, the RF outputs of the 1 ch head and the 2 ch head are equal to each other to achieve a balance. Therefore, according to this embodiment, while the loss of electromagnetic conversion between channels is reduced, the balance of outputs between the first channel and the second channel can be obtained. As a result, a recording density is more improved and the margin of an RF output can be obtained.
In the present invention, the angles θ1 and θ2 are respectively set to angles at which the RF output difference between the 1 ch head and the 2 ch head is located within 3 dB.
Further, in the present invention, the head azimuth of each of the 1 ch head and the 2 ch head is set to an angle located within a range of ±5 to 30° with respect to a cross line (a broken line in
Further, in the present invention, a difference between the absolute value of the angle of the head azimuth of the 1 ch head relative to the cross line and the absolute value of the angle of the head azimuth of the 2 ch head relative to the cross line is set to an angle located within 10°.
While the invention has been described in accordance with certain preferred embodiments thereof illustrated in the accompanying drawings and described in the above description in detail, it should be understood by those ordinarily skilled in the art that the invention is not limited to the embodiments, but various modifications, alternative constructions or equivalents can be implemented without departing from the scope and spirit of the present invention as set forth and defined by the appended claims.
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|U.S. Classification||360/64, 360/76, 360/55, 360/77.12, G9B/15.024|
|International Classification||G11B5/02, G11B15/14, G11B5/008, G11B15/18|
|Sep 30, 2004||AS||Assignment|
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